Clarissa Johal: Frightening Friday-Friday the 13th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Frightening Friday-Friday the 13th

Happy Friday the 13th!

Did you know the superstition of Friday the 13th didn't occur until after the 20th century? The phobia is known as friggatriskaidekaphobia (there's a mouthful for you).
I've never had a reason to be superstitious about the date but I know many people are. Some people skip work, others won't go out, and many wouldn't think of scheduling an important event. My oldest daughter was born on the 13th, so I consider the date to be extremely lucky.

Here's a list of what "not" to do today:

Don't start a new job 
Don't travel 
Don't cut your hair 
Don't cut your fingernails
Don't cook
Don't start a new relationship
Don't go out to eat
Don't go outside barefoot
Don't give birth

That's a lot of "don'ts!" But much like breaking a mirror, spilling salt, or having a black cat cross your path, Friday the 13th has never been scientifically proven to bring bad luck or mishaps. So here's my challenge. Go enjoy your day. Go somewhere new and exciting. Get a new haircut, trim your nails and buy new outfit. Bake a cake, make a new friend and take them to lunch. Walk barefoot. And for heaven's sake, if you're in labor please don't wait until tomorrow to have that baby.

Enjoy your life.


Heather Holden said...

I've never considered the 13th unlucky. In fact, 13 is one of my favorite numbers! :)

Clarissa Johal said...